But Noble’s latest endorser, former party chairman of Charleston county, corrects those claims.
In a mass email submitted today to state delegates, Noble received formal endorsement from John Tecklenburg , who said “Phil’s insight and experience were critical to me in my role as (Charleston) County Chair.”
Harpootlian supporters previously issued claims that Noble contributed to a Republican candidate in 2002, and in retort to release of evidence of Harpootlian’s regular donations to GOP candidates. After having their claims against Noble refuted, though, and directly by the former director of the Federal Election Commission, supporters of the former party chair now claim that Noble did not offer regular contributions to local Democrats.
Harpootlian donated approximately $500,000 to Democratic candidates, he states.
While those monetary contributions are certainly appreciated, that’s not all we need from a state party chair, Tecklenburg says. “I’ve known Phil a long time and although (I) will admit to you that he’s not a wealthy man, I can assure you that he is rich in good ideas for our Party and for South Carolina, and believe that he has the leadership and organizational skills to lead our party back to success.”
Tecklenburg’s endorsement, which concludes “I believe our State Party would greatly benefit from Phil’s leadership today,” joins the endorsements and statements of support from over 250 party activists and state delegates, including current and former county party chairs, state executive committee members and national delegates.